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Telmatochromis sp. "Orange Scribble" ?

Postby Mad About Cichlids » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:59 pm

LFS have them listed as Lamprologus but pretty sure they're Telmatochromis. Thinking about picking up picking up a pair or two within the next week or so. Anyone here keep them?

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Postby prov356 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:03 pm

I'd agree they're t. orange scribble, or sometimes called t. dhonti 'orange'. I've only kept temporalis, but from what I've read, these will get big and mean like dhonti, so keeping it with anything else will be a challenge. If you must, try cyprichromis, no rock dwellers unless they're larger than the telmats and the tank is large enough to allow each a territory. Supposedly they will form harems like temporalis. Also like temporalis, easy to sex, so don't hesitate to get more than one female, but stick with one male only. If they're all the same age, pick one obvious large male and a few smaller, hopefully, females. Scatter some rocks around a sand bed deep enough for them to dig out around the rocks. If they're anything like temporalis, you'll enjoy them.
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Postby shellies215 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:46 pm

Those are awesome!!! you should definitely buy them.
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Postby Mad About Cichlids » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:55 pm

prov356 wrote:I'd agree they're t. orange scribble, or sometimes called t. dhonti 'orange'. I've only kept temporalis, but from what I've read, these will get big and mean like dhonti, so keeping it with anything else will be a challenge. If you must, try cyprichromis, no rock dwellers unless they're larger than the telmats and the tank is large enough to allow each a territory. Supposedly they will form harems like temporalis. Also like temporalis, easy to sex, so don't hesitate to get more than one female, but stick with one male only. If they're all the same age, pick one obvious large male and a few smaller, hopefully, females. Scatter some rocks around a sand bed deep enough for them to dig out around the rocks. If they're anything like temporalis, you'll enjoy them.


Thanks

Glad I posted on here. Was going to pick even number of males to females, didn't realize they do better with one male to a number of females. They're all at good pretty size already so sexing shouldn't be too difficult.

Should a 20g long do or should I go for something larger?

shellies215 wrote:Those are awesome!!! you should definitely buy them.


Once I get tank setup and ready will be picking them up.
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Postby kiriyama » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:17 pm

Nice looking fish there, be an interesting one to keep :thumb: :popcorn:
Altolamprologus compressiceps "shell",Cyprichromis leptosoma, exLamprologus caudopunctaus, exLamprologus multifasciatus, Limnochromis auritus, Neolamprologus kungweensis, Spathodus erythrodon, Tropheus moorii "red rainbow",Eretmodus sp. "north"
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Postby prov356 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:29 pm

Should a 20g long do or should I go for something larger?


I'd go larger if you can. I'd limit to 1m/2f in a 20 long as they do get quite big.
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Postby Mad About Cichlids » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:53 am

Thanks


Can't wait to pick them up. Only have a 20L setup right now so 1m/2f it is.
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Postby Mad About Cichlids » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:14 pm

Went and picked up a male and 2 females today :dancing: .
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